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o do was step outside because a windchill of 6 degrees in philadelphia will really wake you up. in mt. pocono the windchill drops to 3 degrees below 0, and trenton and wilmington the windchill made it feel like 4 degrees this morning. the winds have diminished but we have them from the west 8 to 17 miles per hour. despite all the sunshine the windchill right now is 27 degrees in philadelphia and 25 in millville and 20 in reading and the windchill in allentown makes it feel like 18 degrees. satellite 6 along with action radar showing what is going on that low pressure that brought the blizzard conditions, about 3 feet of snow in parts of massachusetts, that is now moving over the canadian maritimes high pressure is building in and that pressure difference is bringing us the gusty winds tonight. as the high pressure moves over us tonight the winds really relax and we have clear skies and that leads the way for
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substantial radiational cooling and temperatures nose dive, the low in philadelphia dropped down to 16 degree january 8th we dropped down to 9 degrees, so not quite as cold but still below average. trenton 8 and reading 4 degrees and the saving grace of the temperatures is that the wins are relaxing and the windchills are not a major factor. i'll talk about the light snow on the way and what to expect for the super bowl weekend in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you cecily as the temperatures drop, stick with we have both the hourly and seven-day forecast, you can be prepared no matter how cold it gets. >> the wintry weather caused problems on our roadways and potholes seem to be opening more and more and crews are working to fix them but more nature keeps getting in the way. katherine scott joins us now in
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overbrook with more on that. >> reporter: the pothole situation this year is not as bad as last year but it's january so potholes are popping up and some areas are notorious for them. like here on city avenue by 77th a stretch people tell me is in dire need of repair. >> it's like driving through a mine field. >> in all shapes and sizes. >> potholes along city avenue along 77th and overbrook are plaguing drivers, horrible horrible horrible. >> i got surprised there was a huge pothole and i have a huge truck and my huge tire dropped right in the middle of it. >> from december 1st through today penndot has filled more than 850 potholes in the area. last year it was more than
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1,000. improving roads has improved pothole statistics and the temperatures have not yo-yo as much as last winter but it can be a bumpy ride. at dr. ralph's automotive pothole repairs are coming in more than last year. ridge avenue is known for potholes and drivers here will consider a realignment in the coming months. whether dodging them or hitting them typically you'll need a realignment it's safer for your wheels and better for your car all around. >> here on city avenue cars are navigating around the potholes as for city streets, i did touch base with the streets department and they are out fixing potholes and they fixed more than 2300 of them since january 1st. we are live in overbrook,
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katherine scott channel 6 "action news." we have breaking news live at chopper 6, the holmesburg section of the city and an ambulance is taking a victim to the hospital and a man was shot, it happened a few moments ago in the 700 block of meridian street in the holmesburg section, shots were fired and they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound and they realized the man needed hospitalization and the e.r. no arrests or word on a motive. but a man being taken to the hospital right now, the 47 hundred block of the meridian street is where it occurred. five people are injured in an doesn't at 7th and washington, it happened an hour ago, police tell "action news" the accident involved a car and this school bus the impact sent the car into the sidewalk where the pedestrians were struck three people in the car and the people on the sidewalk were
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rushed to christiana care hospital no word on their conditions, we'll follow this story from wilmington. "action news" has confirmed that the philadelphia specter general's office is investigating alleged sexual activity between a female paramedic and several male firefighters. >> sex in firehouses while on the job that is what sources say is at the heart of this sex scandal and it involves the upper echelon of the fire department. >> a female filed a complaint alleging sexual misconduct and it was alleged that the woman had sexual can't with a dozen firefighters on and off duty. and that two battalion chiefs were among those that had sex
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with the paramedic a source says that the sex was consensual but the paramedic felt pressured. the woman has evidence of the alleged miss conduct. we caught up with mayor michael nutter who said he couldn't talk about the matter. >> it's a personal matter and we'll go through it in the regular course of business and we have to sort through what has been alleged and try to figure out how to go forward in a reasonable responsible fashion. >> sources say after filing the complaint the case was referred to the philadelphia police department and then referred to the office of the inspector general. local 22 that reps firefighters
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and paramedics, released a statement, we are aware of the attorney general's investigation but cannot comment because we don't know the conclusions drawn in the ig's reports. >> attempts to reach the paramedic has not been successful. chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." from our delaware newsroom ongoing violence in wilmington has more lawmakers responding and offering ways to combat the problem and opening a new state building, governor marshall will work to ensure $400,000 in funding for the girls and boys club on jackson street in wilmington. it has been closed for years with the spike in vie lightening crimes, children and young adults need more safe places to go. >> to provide opportunity for hedgefield and brown town for
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all youth that want to be here you had an opportunity to see the building, two gym naznasiums and a club room. we can offer educational and physical opportunities. >> they want to allow judges to deny bail to violent offenders and designate state dollars to create jobs this after the mayor announced a new public initiative to address crime. now a check of your traffic report midweek. >> matt pellman is here, it's hump day but feels like friday. >> it has been and it's a long ride home. we are watching sun glare delays and that is less than an issue as the minds tic along. a broke and down vehicle on the schuylkill expressway just west of this point at university. you can see the heavy delays
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this is causing from bear avenue and heading towards university on the schuylkill. and heavy delays on 95 11 miles per hour in both directions as you travel to allegheny avenue and accidents an juniata park and ardmore have both cleared. one now by the valley forge casino resort at gulf road, normal westbound slowing on 422 with speeds in the 20s and 30s by route 23 and farther west into the pottstown area, another crash at arm and hammer boulevard and speeds in the 30s there as with you head west to stowe this afternoon. and mount laurel an accident to the west and it's off to the side and still working on the water main break along elbow lane and church street. we hear until 11:00 tonight use texas as an alternate. we'll check it again in the next half hour. more to come on "action
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news" at 5:00 tonight. the number of measles cases linked to disney land is growing, ali gorman tells us why one woman's baby is forced to live in quarantine because of another family's decision not to vaccinate.
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after another threat from islamic militants a deal is in the works to free a jordanian pilot being held by isis, they have offered to release a woman they hold for a string of deadly hotel bombings but thord first they want proof that the pilot is still alive. they were told that the pilot and a journalist would be killed in 24 hours. a california mother is angry because her baby is in quarantine because another family chose not to have their child vaccinated against measles. >> ali gorman has the story tonight at the big board. >> reporter: the outbreak of the measles on the east coast reignited the controversy over
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vaccinations it was pretty much eliminated in 2000 and now more cases and outbreaks and health officials say it's because some parents did not get their kids vaccinated. jennifer simon of oakland california says that put her daughter olivia in danger she was at the doctor with a cold, and now the baby who is it too young to be vaccinated has to be quarantined for almost a month. someone made a choice, a personal choice they could make for their child had endangered my child and the simons are not alone, nine infants in the oakland area are quarantined meaning kept at hom because of the measles outback, so pharaoh -- olivia has not shown
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signs of disease. according to it depends on what you do within you cook, some nibble on cheese or nuts but those extra calories add up it's better to snack on vegetables if you do snack curb something in your meal such as cheese. look at what a young doctor in saudi arabia found when she x-rayed a child. that there is sponge bob square pants, upside down and you can see he is smiling, the child a 16-month-old boy was brought into the hospital because he was believed to have swallowed something, he swallowed a toy pendant that belonged to his sister, it was safely removed and the boy is okay. children 1 to 3 are most at risk
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one of the nation's most popular cop cars is being recalled. the intercepter sedans have a problem with their interior door handles, a faulty spring can cause the door to come open in a crash and they are recalling late model tauruss, there are no issues caused by the problem. and now they have unveiled two minivans that can park themselves, the big reveal happened in tokyo and cameras and sensors built into the minivans can survey the surroundings and guide the car into position and trigger the brakes auto makers worldwide are competing to get safe self driving cars on to the market. >> at the "action news" big
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board this wednesday for the first time ever dubai international airport has take and the title of being the world's busiest airport. they released their traffic reports yesterday and it was more than london heathrow dubai reported a total of 70.4 million passengers in 2014, up more than 6% over the previous year that is in comparison to heathrow the same year. speaking of dubai rita's italian ice is expanding to the middle oosthuizen. they have signed an international agreement to open in several areas including bahrain and egypt and saudi arabia. the first location is expected to open later this summer in dubai. and the latest and greatest in pools and spas are on display in atlantic city 11,000
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professionals are there with exhibits, and they have products on display for potential buyers to see. all of this talk of italian ice and spas has me thinking of the summer this is the 30th year the pool and spa event has come to town. >> i like the wine and cheese when you are in a hot tub it's okay. >> there isn't seen have to be water in the tub. when we come back cecily tynan has the complete accuweather forecast.
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time for accuweather at the "action news" big board cecily tynan has pretty pictures behind you but don't be fooled. >> it's when you are inside looking out the window and you say what a beautiful day and you step outside and the cold air hits you, this was captured 10 minutes ago atlantic city not a cloud in the sky the sunsetting at 5:14 and 5:15? philadelphia the daylight hours are getting longer and the highs are increasing and we are still stuck in the deep freeze 34 degrees and our high is 35 degrees that is 6 degrees below average for this time of year.
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allentown 29 and reading 29 and trenton 32 and wildwood 30 and the atlantic city airport 31. and you factor in the winds we have winds 8 to 17 miles per hour now and it makes it feel like 27 in philadelphia and 25 in millville and 20 in reading and 18 degrees in allentown and it makes you want to bundle up. satellite 6 along with action radar showing you the pattern that dumped 3 feet of snow in massachusetts, that is saying good-bye and then high pressure is building in from the west. the combination from the two pulling down the winds the gusty winds and the high pressure building over us and the winds are relaxing that is the good news and the temperatures are dropping very quickly, clear and cold tonight, the overnight low 3 degrees in the cooler suburbs like allentown and 16 in center city, not our record or coldest night but certainly it is going to be
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frigid tomorrow morning we wake up and again mostly sunny skies as we head through the day the clouds roll in by the afternoon 4:00 completely cloudy and some snow to parts of the viewing area and wilmington and areas north seeing light snow showers and rain showers to the south and the good news is it's a fast moving system it's out of here for the friday morning commute as far as travel impact, it's minimal. thursday morning clear and cold and thursday evening commute the snow is developing in the far western suburbs and by friday morning it's gone and the potential for a coating to an inch or two in parts of you viewing area, the five-day at 5:00 showing tomorrow the clouds roll in 35 degrees and quick coating thursday night into friday morning, the high on friday 38 degrees and it hits early before the arctic front moves through and flurries really nose dive on saturday 26
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degrees is the high and sunday lots of clouds and 33 degrees and late sunday night we are looking at the possibility of snow mix or rain with a high of 35 degrees, adam joseph will talk about that in the full accuweather forecast. keep the winter coats on. it's going to be cold for a while. >> thank you cecily. >> here is a question for you, could there be a planet that is 200 times bigger than saturn the u.s. says yes, the astronomers uses this, it's 400 light years from earth and has rings 200 times the size of saturn's ring, they say if it was closer it would dominate the nighttime sky because it's so massive. investigators pinpoint the cause of the deadly mansion fire that killed four children and their grandparents and it could have been prevented. and one of the oldest nonprofit
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organizations setting up shop in philadelphia.
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ableage, jaime apody rick williams and monica malpass. hello again here is what is happening on "action news" tonight. water main breaks in one philadelphia neighborhood has folks pointing the finger at septa and a woman arrested for alleged shoplifting doesn't want to go to jail and doesn't let her handcuffs get in the way. plus, the phillies make changes in the front office and jaime apody has details coming up in sports. now the details, residents in the winfield section say they are plagued by constant water main breaks there and says their use of the intersection for the turn around for buses is to blame and they say that is not the case. vernon odom is live with the story. >> reporter: rick, the folks who live here along the 5700 block of winfield avenue tell me they
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are tired of these constant water main breaks and they want action quickly, they are tired of it because it's a close knit nice block of duplexes and septa is ruining the neighborhood. water department contractors are back for the fifth time in 18 months replacing broken water mains, they keep erupting on this block that neighbors contend that it started within septa started the turn around for the 52. >> when two and three buses came down here at the time, can you feel the vibrations. >> two and three septa bus trips roll down here each year. >> this is the fifth time, water main breaks, we know it's from the turnidge of the buss. >> the same happened two years
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ago when the 52 started running through here. the university runs student bus shuttles through the same route and delivery drivers use it for the nearby campus in other words don't blame septa. >> they said that those pipes are 100 years old and the septa buses are not the cause of those pipes busting. >> septa says that the protesting residents agree that the 52 turn around is simply not -- and alternatives are being sought. >> there are lots of options we are looking at and one option we are longing at is finding a turn around spot at st. joes. >> so far no time table is set for settling on a compromise here on an alternative route for the 52 turn around.
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live in winfield, vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you vernon. a head-on crash between a pick up and a car killed a woman overnight. this is the scene at 206, the driver of the pickup was howard frame, he was allegedly driving on a suspended license and there was a warrant out for his arrest. he is now held on $20,000 bail and the passenger in the other car, taylor jones of florida died of her injuries and that driver remains hospitalized. montgomery county authorities charge aid troop leader for stealing from boy scouts and girl scouts. they were responsible for the troops and investigators say she stole funds provided to the troops from the national organizations all told $11,000 was lost. bellford will appear in court
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next month and both troops are now in need of donations to continue. now this time a story of a female suspect who stole a police car while she was still handcuffed. the dash-cam ra captured the entire incident in pittsburgh back on the 14th police say that roxanne rhymer's hands were cuffed behind her back the entire time but managed to put the car in gear and drive for ten minutes before she was caught. she is charged with reckless assault and endangerment and was originally stopped for suspicious of shoplifting. she is being held on $750,000 bail tonight, authorities say she was caught hauling 24 pounds of cocaine into suitcases police stopped her for failing to use a stop
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signal and a search of the suv uncovered the drugs and the cash investigators say that the street value of the cocaine is more than $1 million. the search is on tonight for two men that robbed a north philadelphia dollar store last week, this is surveillance video of the family dollar on the 500 block, two employees were closing the front gate when they were approached by a man with a gun, the first suspect forced both employees back into the store while the second suspect was close behind one of the employees was forced to the ground while the second employee was forced to clean out the cash register. and the gunman got away with $81 and several packs of cigarettes and neither employee in that incident was hurt, if you see the suspects do not approach them but contact 911. you can watch that surveillance video again on our website at over to rick.
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thank you the owner of dorney park in allentown is challenging osha's findings that it failed to protect workers from extreme heat and they say they want an independent commission to review the findings. after a teenager was burned after collapsing near a deep fryer in the summer. pennsylvania governor tom wolf says he will temporarily fill two emcitysypty seats on the state supreme court. the governor has not decided who they will be and they must we confirmed by the senate first. a meeting is underway now, amtrak is trying to create a single vision for the train station and the area around it the goal is for a blan of
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community, connectist and identity. members will be there to answer questions, the open house is at 7:00 p.m. at the main concourse. they honored dozens of officers today they were honored for making key arrests after going above and beyond their duties on a daily basis. lets get a check of the highways tonight with matt pellman. >> at this time yesterday rick requested i wear a vest today. >> look at that. >> a man who delivers. >> tomorrow i would like to you wear leopard. >> this afternoon i'm also delivering delays westbound on 23 from this point at trooper to oaks we had a crash at westbound 23 that is out of the way, and one farther west in the pottstown area at arm and hammer boulevard that too has cleared but the speeds in the work zone are in the 40s as you can see.
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a broken down vehicle on the pennsylvania turnpike from washington to mid county bloking the left lane. on the big picture there is a crash at -- speeds there are just about 11 miles per hour. on the vine street expressway, all is not fine, it's definitely busy in both directions and busy here in center city specifically society hill, the president is coming to town at the sheridan landing at 6:05 at philadelphia international airport, and we'll talk about that then. >> thank you matt. more to come on "action news" wednesday evening, investigators determine what sparked a mansion fire that killed six members of one family. their grass roots movement inspired martin luther king. and now the friendship nine earn a victory in court.
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the january thaw is on with record temperatures and 70s and near 80s today. not here get used to the cold, and it will get even colder. >> the phillies make changes in the front office and jaime apody has the details in sports. when "action news" continues. gwendolyn schnellinghoffer can appreciate a simple name. that's why she likes pick 3 from the pennsylvania lottery, they've given all your favorite numbers games new, simpler names. and for something really simple, play the all-new pick 2. easy to play. simple to say.
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the all-new pick 2. easy to play. simple to say. investigators in annapolis maryland say that a devastating mansion fire that took the lives of six people was caused by a dried out christmas tree, a 15 foot christmas tree that was two months old was ignited by an electrical spark and within minutes it spread through the home. homeowners don and sandra pyle and their four grandchildren died. they were known as the freedom nine, they refused to pay bail and that spurred other demonstrators to do the same filling jail cells across the
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country and it turned scattered protests into a nationwide movement. >> it's a victory for non-violence. and an affirmation that non-violence always wins in the end. >> well, the judge that presides over the hearing was the nephew of the judge that originally sentenced the men. two vanderbilt men are looking at spending decade nasdaq prison after the rape of a woman in a dorm room. it took four hours to convict them of rape and battery. they saw graphic video of the attack taken by one defendant he sent it to friends as the rape was happening, the victims issued a statement and it was read by a prosecutor. >> want to remind other victims of sexual violence you are not
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alone, you are not to blame. >> two other former players who prosecutors say took part will also face trial they will be sentenced in march. opening statements are scheduled to start for former new england patriot, aaron hernandez, he is accused of shooting his friend to death in 2013, a jury of 18 including 13 women and five men were chosen on monday. the 25-year-old is facing murder charges in the slaying of odin lloyd. and now to the phillies organization organization. many are calling for his head, ruben amaro is not going anywhere, it's a move no one saw coming, it's the medical leave that he took from fighting jaw
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cancer and not back as team president and a ceremonial role held by bill guiles. pat gillic was acting pred and will resume the role permanently. his recent tests that came back clear of cancer will work in the community more so than making baseball decisions. >> being in the game and having the opportunity to participate represent the phillies in whatever capacity right now i get to represent the city as the head of the sports congress. i'm not looking at what i'm missing, i'm looking at what lies ahead. >> it's good to see him back. the flyers are needing to win 25 of their games and a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. behind steve mason. he has yet to have a full
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practice a few weeks ago and he stopped 22 of 23 shots impressive considering his rust. flyers beat the coyotes 4-3, and zimmer had a goal earlier in the game. >> i could careless as long as the puck goes into the net i don't care how. i want to help the team out. >> put the work in and last time we won in the shootout. we were rewarded for that and it's an achilles heel for the hockey club. >> the phillies are not winning much now but they are banking on the future. believe it or not there is a side show becoming bigger and that is lynch and his press conferences, he is not too keen
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on the media he answered every question with, i'm just here so i won't get fined. >> how are you feeling today? >> you know why i'm here. >> you know why i'm here. >> lynch repeated that time 14 times and nfl players contracts say they just have to show up to the press conferences but a report says he could still get fined for these antics and antics they are. one the country's oldest non-profits is bringing their headquarterers to the city. >> reporter: american bible study president roy peterson says the decision was not an easy one but it's a right more for the staff. it's a partnership between the civic and business and the religion community that we look forward to being a part of.
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the society is a launching pad for the u.s. and around the world their presence in philadelphia speak a great deal for what they are able to do. for someone that wants to be here bringing 200 new jobs, working for a for profit or nonprofit to pay wages and taxes. >> the society's headquarter is in manhattan, the bible society had its headquarters in new york for two centuries will relocate to this building at 5 and and market street. it will lease space on thetive fifth floor of this building. they will team up with the pennsylvania bible society founded in 1808 located at 7th
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and walnut. >> it should be a marvelous time for everyone and we can work in cooperation with everyone for this wonderful city of philadelphia. >> the society expects to be fully moved in this summer just in time for pope francis's visit to philadelphia and the world meeting of families this september. lisa thomas-laury, channel 6 "action news." when you've got something to share, you need upload speed. and only verizon fios gives you upload speeds... fast as your download speeds. and the fastest wi-fi available from any provider. period. so join the millions who get the difference fios makes... ...and see how sweet it is. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v
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meteorologist, adam joseph is here now write talking about the cold weather and it felt cold inside as well. >> only around rick's desk. >> it took you a while to defrost or it's your nature. >> that is a bigger issue. >> i move on. i'll be nice. lets take a look at double scan live radar monica is in the middle to heat us up. nothing going on and we had a decent amount of sunshine at the fairmount water works snow is dusting the ground to the north and east, we picked up 3 to 6 inches of snow earlier on in the week 29 degrees in allentown and 29 in reading as well as lancaster and 32 in wilmington and down the shore
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temperatures around the freezing point. earlier this morning windchills were below 5 degrees for much of the area, but we recovered some but it's still rather brutal out there, 18 in allentown and 17 in the poconos and 22 in wilmington and dover and millville, and feeling like 25 degrees, the storm that hammered the eastern part of new england, now the clouds begin to clear out from new york city, for us it was a spectacular shot of the sunshine, it was right overhead and with a clear sky and the high nearby the winds will relax and that is some relief that we won't have the harsh windchills but tomorrow morning is bitter cold, 3 degrees and 4 in reading and 15 wilmington and better down to the south in cape may 19 and 19 in atlantic city. when you wake up there will be a lot of sunshine, a good morning rush to work and school and from
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the lunch time hour from the west to the east clouds come in and late in the daylight snow lancaster and reading and that is at 7:00, and at 9:00 a round of snow north of wilmington into the lehigh valley a few spinning rain showers to the south and midnight a couple of hours after it's gone and it's a quick hit. we are looking at a coating to an inch and far to the north north of doylestown into the lehigh valley a quick fluffy 1 to 2 inches, it happens so fast it's easy cleared by the friday morning rush, no concerns expected there. arctic blast by friday afternoon a low deepens east of boston and sends arctic winds in wind gusts of 40 to 45 miles per hour to end the week. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, quickly clouding up tomorrow and 35 and quick hit of snow showers, especially north of areas
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tomorrow night windy and a left over flurry and sun and clouds and 38 and colder in the afternoon and winds and bitter start to the weekend, 11 degrees, jumping to 26 in the afternoon, clouds build sunday and sunday night into monday we could see moisture and rain and snow mix and 35 degrees before another arctic blast on tuesday and a high of 23 degrees snow tomorrow night and it's so quick it shouldn't cause much in the way of issues. >> thank you much move "action news" after that.
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right now jim gardner and the "action news" team is standing by with these stories next at 6:00. police officers talk about their take down of a robbery suspect and an investigation into the falling bricks that crashed into the center city lululemon store.
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and what we are learned about the investigation coming up for sharrie williams rick williams and adam joseph have a good night.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist, cecily tynan, and jim gardner. wednesday night the democratic national committee begins its conference in philadelphia and residents jump from balconies to escape an apartment fire in montgomery county. but the big story on "action news" tonight is the word from two police officers in philadelphia who caught an armed
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bandit in the act, this is surveillance video from monday when 20-year-old russell mason watts allegedly walked into a dunkin' donuts in olney and tried to hold the place up with a gun but two officers interrupted his plans and took him down. sara bloomquist is live in the 6200 block of north front street. what are the officers saying tonight. >> reporter: jim, these veteran philadelphia police officers couldn't believe what they were seeing, they had just been inside of the dunkin' donuts doing a routine security check and watched as a masked man walked into the restaurant and they walked behind and what happened next was captured on surveillance camera. >> we couldn't believe. >> officers sherman and austin took us back to sunday morning, the fifth district undercover officers were assigned


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